The Paradox of Self-Amendment: A Study of Law, Logic, Omnipotence, and Change

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Title: The Paradox of Self-Amendment: A Study of Law, Logic, Omnipotence, and Change
Author: Suber, Peter ORCID  0000-0002-3577-2890
Citation: Suber, Peter. 1990. The Paradox of Self-Amendment: A Study of Law, Logic, Omnipotence, and Change. Bern: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. (For HTML: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10243418)
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Abstract: The first full-length study of self-reference and paradox in law, this book will intrigue and instruct anyone interested in law, logic, philosophy, or political theory. History shows that self-amendment - for example, the use of a constitution's amending clause to amend itself - is commonplace; legal analysis shows it to be lawful, even if (as some logicians have alleged) it is self-contradictory; and philosophical analysis shows it to be foundational for legality. The lawfulness of self-amendment, therefore, sheds important light on legal reasoning and rationality, and shows that we no longer need accept the immutability of any level of law.
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